Your Ship Has Probably Been Cyber Attacked
You have either been hacked... or just didn’t know you have been hacked. I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be the result of a direct attack on a safety critical specific piece of equipment. It will be the result of an infection on a random PC, perhaps an unassuming email to a crew member, whose PC is either connected to the vessels internal super highway or he transmits the infection internally whilst it lies dormant. Crypto locker, or Ransomware software (used by thousands of hackers)…
MISC Signs up Entire LNG Fleet for ECDIS Training
MISC Berhad has chosen eMaritime Group's ACAT online courses as its ECDIS type specific continuous personal development training solution. The agreement has enabled MISC to sign up its entire fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers while being able to effortlessly monitor all students progress themselves via an online portal on the three different systems throughout their fleet; namely JRC 901, JRC 9201 and FURUNO FEA. ECDIS Annual Competency Assurance Training (Or ACAT)…
ECDIS Release New ACAT Courses
ECDIS Ltd have extended its Type Specific ECDIS ACAT (Annual Competency Assurance Training) portfolio to include the new JRC 7201/9201 and Furuno FMD ECDIS. Available online as well as the new offline downloadable version, ECDIS ACAT is used daily by shipping companies globally. At an average of only £8 per officer per year, the not-for-profit ACAT courses are fast becoming an essential tool for refreshing all training crew in the safe and efficient use of their onboard ECDIS systems.
ECDIS Joins FURUNO Training Network
“It is with great pleasure to have ECDIS Ltd. join the FURUNO NavSkills training network. FURUNO has already signed up with multiple high performance training centers around the world and with the introduction of the well reputed ECDIS Ltd., FURUNO can now offer high quality ECDIS type specific training in U.K. as well,” said Mads Friis Soerensen, Manager of FURUNO INS Training Centre, which is responsible for the operation and management of the Navskills training network. ECDIS Ltd.
ECDIS Utilizes COLREGs for Training
ECDIS Ltd. has recently utilized new simulation training technology for COLREGs teaching aids, creating a brighter way to train and assess students from their 150 major shipping company clients in the classroom. Using the new technology via projectors, the assessors, instructors and students have the dynamic ability to continuously change the COLREGs situation, in a variety of meteorological conditions, from any aspect of any vessel i.e. port or starboard, birds eye, helm positions and free orbital. Long gone are the days of using ROR flip cards and magnetic smartie boards.
ECDIS Launch Sperry Marine Course
ECDIS Ltd. have taken delivery of three new VisionMaster FT ECDIS, which have been installed in their e-Navigation Center. The ECDIS systems are made by Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine and will mean ECDIS Ltd are now able to offer Nautical Institute accredited Type Specific ECDIS Training on nine different systems. Joe Sloly, Customer Development Manager of ECDIS Ltd said, “The VisionMaster ECDIS has been in high demand for training requests over the last year so I am proud to say we can now offer the highest of standards training on the ECDIS equipment.
ECDIS Ltd Delivers 10th Management Course
ECDIS Ltd delivered its 10th Management of ECDIS course to senior members of the Irish Naval Service as the start of further cooperation between the two organizations. ECDIS Ltd’s Management of ECDIS course is designed for advanced and experienced users of ECDIS, or those who are now in a position of quality controlling the standards of their fleets’ navigation and making purchasing decisions. The course has proven very successful over the years in providing `top level` information to Fleet Managers looking to make the most efficient transition to Digital Navigation.
ECDIS Ltd Launch Tokyo Keiki Familiarization Course
U.K.-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd. announced the launch of a new course, Tokyo Keiki ECDIS familiarization. This marks the completion of the first stage of course development. As a training partner ECDIS Ltd will progress to delivery of MCA and DNV approved Generic and Nautical Institute accredited Type Specific (Equipment Specific) training on Tokyo Keiki ECDIS software. Tokyo Keiki has built up a sound reputation for delivering and supporting robust and reliable navigation and communications equipment for use in one of the harshest environments on earth.
ECDIS provides Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital Widescreen Onboard Familiarization
U.K.-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd. launched a new onboard familiarization course for Kelvin Hughes’ MantaDigital Widescreen software. Kelvin Hughes’ newest ECDIS software has been on the market since 2012 and ECDIS Ltd has now produced its own training solution which meets the requirement of the ISM code and Safety Management System training requirements and is convenient for the marine and the shipping company. www.ecdis.org
ECDIS Ltd. Unveils Vstep Nautis Bridge Simulator
ECDIS Ltd unveil Vstep Nautis Full Mission Bridge Simulator primarily for Bridge Team training but fitted with 4 ECDIS systems. UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd unveiled the simulator at the opening of the facility by MP George Hollingbery in Southampton. The Bridge Simulator is to accompany the six smaller NAUTIS simulators already used for visual channels during the IMO 1.27 Model ECDIS Course. VSTEP are world renowned for their simulator software and have the capability of integrating their system with most ECDIS manufactures using standard NMEA strings as found onboard any vessel. The Bridge Simulator has been setup with two Radars and four ECDIS systems including OSI, Kelvin Hughes, JRC and Transas which are all full integrated.
ECDIS Ltd Install VSTEP NAUTIS
UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd unveiled a VSTEP NAUTIS full mission bridge simulator with a 315° viewing capability. It is to primarily be used for Bridge Team training but has been fitted with 4 different ECDIS systems all integrated with the NAUTIS software. The Simulator was opened last month by MP George Hollingbery in Southampton. The Bridge Simulator is to accompany the six smaller NAUTIS simulators already used for visual channels during the IMO 1.27 Model ECDIS Course.
ECDIS Ltd. Broadens Kelvin Hughes Partnership
UK's ECDIS Ltd., signs up with Kelvin Huges to take ECDIS Ltd MantaDigital training worldwide. The new agreement now provides access for Kelvin Hughes distributers worldwide to book Generic and Type Specific ECDIS courses directly with ECDIS Ltd for training on Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital™ software. The streamlined course booking process will ensure a more efficient training service for Kelvin Hughes customers. “It is a pleasure to be working with such a well established company that has been servicing the industry for over 250 years.
ECDIS Ltd included in MCA Training Provider List
ECDIS Ltd included in MCA Training Provider List. The sad consequences of the grounding of ships have been all too commonly seen on television screens world-wide. Ships such as Torrey Canyon, Exxon Valdez and Costa Concordia have become household names in recent years, and the consequences for the environment, the loss of lives, ships and cargoes, together with the costs to insurance companies, have been all too clear for media audiences all around the planet. The UK government, through the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) has responded to a call from the IMO (International Maritime Organization) for all ships of 500 tons or more to be fitted with ECDIS within a sliding timescale and for the deck officers of those ships to be carefully trained in the use of ECDIS.
ECDIS Course Comes with Free Manual
ECDIS Ltd. The offer is good for all dates in August and November 2012. The ECDIS Manual written by Peter Thornton MBE is published by Witherby Seamanship. The course costs £695 (+VAT) making this excellent value for money whilst stocks last. The ECDIS Manual talks about the good, the bad and the ugly of ECDIS including case studies on ECDIS related incidents and sharing best practices. The ECDIS Manual also includes a volume dedicated to ECDIS references and a copy of all the…
ECDIS 'Top Guns' Announced
UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd are celebrating over two years award of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) sponsored ECDIS prize. The prize is awarded to the best ECDIS student of the month and is eligible to all those undertaking a generic IMO 1.27 ECDIS training course with ECDIS Ltd. In recognition of their success, the worthy recipient receives an elegant gift and a plaque with the student’s name on it adorns the ‘Ship’s Wheel’ at ECDIS Ltd’s facility.
ECDIS Will Partner With Japan Radio
UK-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd. has announced a new partnership agreement with manufacturer Japan Radio Company (JRC). As a training partner, ECDIS Ltd will deliver MCA- and DNV-approved Generic and Nautical Institute accredited Type Specific (Equipment Specific) training on JRC ECDIS software. Delivery of courses on JRC ECDIS has begun, and ECDIS Ltd. has successfully delivered JRC training on several continents already. “Considerable time and effort goes into the development of our ECDIS courses to ensure that they are of the highest quality, and the new JRC courses are no different,” said Malcolm Instone, Director of Operations & Standards.
ECDIS Ltd Opens New Training Facility
UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd has announced the opening of their new purpose built state of the art training facility near Southampton in the UK. The larger facility means that ECDIS Ltd has the ability to provide an increased supply of multiple approved Generic and Type Specific training on a number of the leading manufacturer’s software every week of the year. ECDIS Ltd provides comprehensive approved ECDIS training to be found anywhere in the world.
ECDIS Partners with Simrad to Offer Training
UK-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd has signed a new agreement with Simrad to provide flag-state approved training on Simrad's CS68 ECDIS software. The agreement has seen the installation of a Simrad terminal in ECDIS Ltd's e-Navigation Center, as well as the ability to provide mobile generic and type-specific training on Simrad ECDIS software. Designed to withstand the roughest conditions at sea, Simrad's CS68 features a shock-mounted central processing unit and a choice of input devices.
Totem Plus Partners with ECDIS to Revamp Training
Totem Plus has announced a partnership with ECDIS LTD. This will enable training to be conducted on its TOTEM ECDIS in ECDIS LTD’s new e-Navigation Center in Southampton, UK. The training will be based on ECDIS LTD’s flagship MCA accredited IMO 1.27 Model ECDIS course. ECDIS Ltd provides navigation training, purchasing, charting and consultation in Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the military equivalent (WECDIS, ECDIS-N). They specialize in providing Flag State approved IMO model ECDIS courses to be taught on any IMO accredited ECDIS. Static training is delivered in their Southampton Training Center and portable training can be conducted in a location of the customer’s choosing, even onboard if facilities can support it.
ECDIS Delivers Training to the Singapore Navy
ECDIS Ltd have delivered an ECDIS Quality Control course to the Singapore Navy in what is hoped to be the start of further cooperation between the two organizations. The ECDIS Ltd Quality Control course is designed for advanced and experienced users of ECDIS who are now in a position of quality controlling the standards of their fleets’ navigation. Mark Broster, Managing Director of ECDIS Ltd said, “It was a pleasure to work with experienced navigators eager to transfer their skills into the digital age. It is our aim to help take their level of ECDIS knowledge to the next level.
Opening of ECDIS eNavigation Centre
ECDIS Ltd has opened their new eNavigation Centre at Solent Business Park, where they will deliver their flagship MCA accredited IMO 1.27 Model ECDIS course. “We are delighted to offer our customers the ECDIS training solution at such a convenient location. Solent Business Park offers a great deal of flexibility with road, rail and air links and is well placed for our customer base. The facility will also enable delivery of our Portable ECDIS course as well as the Short ECDIS course and ECS training, so I am really pleased to be opening this new facility”.